ORLANDO VON EINSIEDEL

DIRECTOR



2014 saw the completion of Orlando’s debut feature length documentary, Virunga, executively produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, and its global release as a Netflix Original production. Winning over 75 International awards including a Primetime Emmy, a Peabody, a Grierson and a duPont-Columbia Award for outstanding journalism, it is the perfect showcase of his ability as a compelling storyteller with an cinematic eye for striking images and a nose for far reaching investigations.

Having previously directed award-winning films, spanning Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Arctic, and covering all manner of stories from a skateboard school in Afghanistan through to the tracking and arrest of pirates in West Africa, it’s no exaggeration to say that Orlando is one of the world’s leading young documentarians with a bright future ahead of him. He has been particularly lauded for his ability to draw out intimate personal stories and combine them with an eye for powerful visual aesthetics.

He has been nominated for an Academy Award®, a BAFTA, a Director’s Guild of America Award, a Producer’s Guild of America Award, an Independent Film Spirt Award, a Royal Television Society Award and his films have won over 100 other international film awards to date.

His brand focused work includes projects for some of the world’s largest brands (including Sony, Diesel, Canon and Nike), his most recent being a 9-part documentary series for Google produced by JJ Abrams.

Orlando’s latest documentary, The White Helmets, about volunteer Syrian rescue workers, has just been released globally as a Netflix Original production.

 

Selected filmography:
THE WHITE HELMETS. 2016. 40’. Documentary. Netflix. 
MOON SHOT. 2016. 9 X Short Documentaries. Google. 
KING OF THE MOUNTAIN. 2015. 8.41’. Documentary. AJ+.
WE ARE FIRE. 2014. 7’55″. TVC. Al Jazeera English.  
VIRNUGA. 2014. 100’. Documentary. Netflix. 
PIRATE FISHING. 2012. 2 X 25’. Documentary. Al Jazeera English.
AISHA’S SONG. 2012. 10’09”. Documentary. The Girl Effect.
RADIO AMINA. 2012. 8’16”. Documentary. The Girl Effect.
FORCED MARRIAGE UNIT. 2011. 52′. Documentary. Current TV.  
SKATEISTAN: TO LIVE AND SKATE KABUL. 2010. 9.12’. Documentary. Diesel / Dazed & Confused. 

Read more about Orlando here:
The New York Times
The Hollywood Reporter
Huck Magazine
Indie Wire
1883 Magazine
The LA Times
The Huffington Post